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Holland Texel-island tour

May 08 - 15 / 2021

Departure date: 08 may 2021
Average biking distance per day 35 to 55 km

Highlights

This trip can be booked through our partner Tripsite

Amsterdam – ‘de Zaansche schans’ with its open air museum and windmills – Texel island, ‘a country’ on its own – Beautiful open waters; UNESCO Heritage Wadden Sea, where you might be able to spot some seals – many little fishing towns on our way back to Amsterdam.

Holland Texel-island tour
Departure port: Amsterdam Destination: Amsterdam Travel time: 8 days Countries: Netherlands Average biking distance per day: 35 to 55 km
NEW TOUR: Bike, Barge and Cruise Northern-Netherlands. Bike along 'the Zaansche schans' and experience Texel-Island 'a country on it's own'. Visit to a cheese farm included.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Merlijn sails to Zaanstad, where we stay overnight. We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also we inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. Dinner will be during the cruise. In the evening there is a city walk through the picturesque scenery of de Zaanse Schans.

Day 2 (Sun): Zaanse Schans - Alkmaar
Day 3 (Mon): Alkmaar – Den Helder
Day 4 (Tue): Den Helder - Texel
Day 5 (Wed): Texel – Wadden Sea - Stavoren
Day 6 (Thu): Stavoren – Lemmer - Urk
Day 7 (Fri): Urk – Lelystad - Amsterdam
Day 8 (Sat): Amsterdam

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 7 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x packed lunches and 6x 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information of the trip on the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees
  • visit to a cheesefarm

 

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t includes:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • excursions other than mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities

For your comfort we rent electric bikes € 30 each per day, reservations ahead are advisable.

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07 may 2017

We did the Tour of Tulips of last day 8 April 2017. Our group was of 9 brazilians and the compliments were unanimous. The boat is amazing, very cozy and comfortable, the food delicious and the wonderful staff. Our guide, Lia, was extremely professional, attentive and available. The bike tour was really indescribable. We’ve been through wonderful places and we could learn a bit from Netherlands and its charms. I would like to especially thank you for all the care and attention with which she dedicated to me, when I hurt my ankle. Thank you for everything! We hope to see you soon in another bike tour. Big hug !

Carla Puntel, Brasil